Chapter 1

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It was usually hot in early May with intense sunshine. Shedding coats, pedestrians started to wear their summer outfit. Today was the first day of the Labor holiday. Vendors lined the plaza outside the shopping mall, most of them selling various street foods. Mouth-watering scents from the delicacies enticed the passers-by. With above average height,…